The Human Body by Tinybop
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
- asking questions
- part-whole relationships
- asking questions
- using and applying technology
Health & Fitness
- body awareness
Engagement, Approach, Support
Beautiful, layered models with fun animations. Adding instructions or suggestions for how to explore models could increase engagement for kids who prefer more guided exploration.
No formal games or activities. Mostly learning via free play. Kids can add commentary in record mode. Labels provide detailed anatomy and biology vocabulary. A handbook provides direction and ideas.
Account allows parents and teachers to track multiple users' play. The downloadable handbook provides excellent ideas, extension activities, and resources.
What's it about?
THE HUMAN BODY BY TINYBOP lets kids get a peek inside the body with seven models that highlight important structures such as bones, lymph nodes, the heart, and the intestines. Kids can see how smelling flowers or being bitten by a mosquito sets off reactions that cause the brain to process sensory information. The heart beats, eyes synthesize visual information, and food digests. Kids can record audio observations or questions on each page.
Is it any good?
This series of interactive models is an up-close and relevant way for kids to learn the senses and systems of the body. Younger kids can simply use free play to see what happens when they tap, swipe, or move elements on the screen -- for example, eating food and brushing teeth. More advanced learners can read and learn formal names of body parts (such as "red blood cells" and "white blood cells") and record audio questions and observations. Kids who need more directed play may not feel comfortable and would benefit from a download of the free activity handbook. Beautiful models with creative interactivity help them learn about what's under the skin they're living in.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about bodies and their parts. Offer younger kids guidance to help them make the real-life connection between abstract models and their own bodies.
Download the guide for more detailed instructions, ideas, and resources.